“On behalf of Pensoft Publishers, we express our support for the Conclusions on high-quality, transparent, open and equitable scholarly publishing, recently published by the Council of the European Union. We do share all concerns articulated in the document that highlight major inequities and outstanding issues in the scholarly publishing environment.
In our opinion, it is of utmost importance to promptly address the existing issues in the publishing system, where healthy competition can thrive and contribute to a reality safe from potential mono-/oligopolies and corporate capture.
We firmly believe that only an industry that leaves room for variously-scaled pioneers and startups is capable of leading a long-awaited shift to a high-quality, transparent, open and equitable scholarly publishing landscape aligning with the principles of FAIRness….”
“We aim to kick-start the next revolution in scientific publishing and knowledge sharing. With nanopublications as our core technology, we are taking the first steps towards our vision of the knowledge space to make the use of research results radically more efficient and effective….
We provide software and services to publish scientific findings in a way that is human readable and machine actionable at the same time. Our approach is open, decentralized, and in full accordance with the FAIR principles….”
“First pilot project by Knowledge Pixels starts with scholarly publishers Pensoft and IOS Press to publish findings as knowledge graph snippets by means of nanopublications….
Until AI technology “learns” how to interpret complex scientific literature and evaluates the data, methodology and evidence behind it, it is our responsibility to make sure what we know today is optimally available to the computer algorithms. In turn, those algorithms would be extremely helpful in assisting researchers to build on the knowledge of yesterday by delivering the right information at the right time in a ready-to-use format.
This is why the team behind Knowledge Pixels, a recent startup that develops software and services, devised a framework to publish scientific findings in a way that is simultaneously human-readable and machine-actionable. To do this, the duo teamed up with forward-looking scholarly publishers Pensoft and IOS Press to implement its goal.
“On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of our publisher Pensoft, we are excited to invite you to a short user satisfaction survey and let you share your invaluable feedback.
Throughout December, on behalf of Pensoft, we are kindly asking you to take 3 minutes and contribute to the next big upgrade of Pensoft’s ARPHA publishing platform, including the services, features and the overall look and feel that you (will) get to know at our journal.
Come fill in the survey and don’t forget to check out the highlights from the 30-year story of Pensoft in the anniversary recap on the Pensoft blog….”
“Openly accessible and digital-first since the very start, the ZooKeys journal was born on a sunny morning in California during the Entomological Society of America meeting in 2007, when Prof Lyubomir Penev and his renowned colleague Dr Terry Erwin from the Smithsonian Institution agreed over breakfast that zoologists from around the world could indeed use a new-age taxonomic journal. What the community at the time was missing was a scholarly outlet that would not only present a smooth fast track for their research papers, while abiding by the highest and most novel standards in the field, but do so freely and openly to any reader at any time and in any place. Fast forward to 2021, ZooKeys remains the most prolific open-access journal in zoology….”
“The Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR) has been growing from a community on Zenodo to be a service dedicated to liberate and make open access, FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data hidden in the hundreds of millions of pages of scholarly publications.
It is built on top of Zenodo, a digital repository hosted at CERN, which provides a sustainable and robust infrastructure for long tail research data, which can consist of small datasets that otherwise would be lost.
Originally a collaboration between Zenodo, Plazi and Pensoft, BLR began as a repository for taxonomic publications which lacked Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) and thus were effectively orphaned from the network of online citations. As it grew its scope expanded to morphed into a highly interlinked repository that focuses on include illustrations and taxonomic treatments contained in publications with all these content types interlinked among themselves and enhanced with and rich metadata.
The source data for BLR are scholarly publications that are most often in PDF or html format but sometimes in XML formats whose structured data facilitates the automated data extraction.
The largest data users are the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the United States’ National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Support of BLR comes from the Arcadia Fund and the three partner institutions Zenodo, Plazi and Pensoft.”
“Pensoft’s flagship journal ZooKeys invites free-to-publish research on key biological traits of SARS-like viruses potential hosts and vectors; Plazi harvests and brings together all relevant data from legacy literature to a reliable FAIR-data repository.”
“The research discovery platform ScienceOpen and Pensoft Publishers have entered into a strategic collaboration partnership with the aim of strengthening the companies’ identities as the leaders of innovative content dissemination. The new cooperation will focus on the unified indexation, the integration of Pensoft’s ARPHA Platform content into ScienceOpen and the utilization of novel streams of scientific communication for the published materials.
Pensoft is an independent academic publishing company, well known worldwide for bringing novelty, its cutting-edge publishing tools and commitment to open access practices. In 2013, Pensoft launched the first ever, end-to-end, XML-based, authoring, reviewing and publishing workflow, as demonstrated by the Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) now upgraded to the ARPHA Publishing Platform. As of today, ARPHA hosts over 50 open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals: the whole Pensoft portfolio in addition to titles owned by learned societies, university presses and research institutions.
As part of the strategic collaboration, all Pensoft content and journals hosted on ARPHA are indexed in the ScienceOpen’s research discovery environment, which puts it into thematic context of over 60 million articles and books. In addition, thousands of articles across more than 20 journals were integrated into a “Pensoft Biodiversity” Collection. Combined this way, the content benefits from the special infrastructure of ScienceOpen Collections, which supports thematic groups of articles and books equipped with a unique landing page, a built-in search engine and an overview of the featured content. The Collections can be reviewed, recommended and shared by users, which facilitates academic debate and increases the discoverability of the research. …”
“Established in 1898 as Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoosystematics and Evolution is one of the oldest European zoological journals. Combining tradition and innovation, it joined the family of Pensoft’s open access journals earlier this year. The first issue for 2014 is now available in a novel, attractive open access, semantically enriched format, keeping at the same time the traditional PDF and print versions. Being already a member of Pensoft’s family of advanced open access journals, Zoosystematics and Evolution now benefits from the innovative “platinum ”open access model….”